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L?rincz Viktor: Vikofunk
Bass Videos

L?rincz Viktor: Vikofunk

It has been almost two years since we featured bassist L?rincz Viktor and his Boomerang Competition Bass Solo video (which knocked everyone out). L?rincz is back with a new video and tune called “Vikofunk”, recorded on his Modulus FB5. L?rincz is having fun and showing off his incredible technique once again.

Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI
Accessories & Strings

Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

Radial Engineering has introduced the StageBug SB-2 Passive DI, which they say suits well to electric bass, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. The new, compact direct box was designed in response to the trend of reducing gear size for traveling purposes and measures at 2? wide and 3.5? deep. The SB-2 revolves around a custom made Eclipse ET-DB3 transformer, which performs...

Eden Electronics Introduces E-Series Combo Amps
Amps

Eden Electronics Introduces E-Series Combo Amps

Eden Electronics introduced their new E-Series of combo bass amps at NAMM this year. Ranging from 20 watts to 180 watts, the six new models are aimed at beginners and up with features to aid practice and performance. Each of the amps is built with Eden’s proprietary enhance EQ control, a custom Eden designed speaker enclosure, heavy duty carpet covering,...

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 10
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of February 10

We had a fun week with lots of new bass goodness… from our Featured Reader Video week to our continued coverage of new gear from the NAMM Show, plus our how to’s and lessons. Here is the top 10 most viewed stories, lessons and videos on No Treble for the week of February 10-16, 2013. Thanks as always for reading,...

Advanced Bass Fretboard Knowledge with the Pentatonic Scale
Bass Lessons

Advanced Bass Fretboard Knowledge with the Pentatonic Scale

Last time, we took a look at some basic exercises aimed at expanding fretboard knowledge through the use of the pentatonic scale. For this lesson, we’ll cover more advanced patterns and build on what we’ve started in the first part. Be sure to download the PDF for these exercises (standard notation and TAB included) so you can follow along and...

Amanda Ruzza Group: Melancia
Bass Videos

Amanda Ruzza Group: Melancia

Check out this great clip of bassist Amanda Ruzza getting down on Rique Pantoja’s “Melancia”. The performance was filmed during Cornelia St. Cafè’s Brazilian Jazz Festival in New York City.

ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass
Basses

ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass

ESP Guitars unveiled a host of new basses at NAMM this year, including the LTD BB-4. Available in Natural and Black finishes, the new model features neck-thru construction, a P/J pickup configuration, and active/passive electronics. The ESP LTD BB-4 is built with a 5-piece maple and walnut neck with an alder/swamp ash body. The rosewood fretboard holds 21 XJ frets....

Primus: Too Many Puppies, Live
Bass Videos

Primus: Too Many Puppies, Live

Can you ever get enough Primus? I think not. Here’s a clip of Les Claypool and the boys playing “Too Many Puppies” from their 1990 debut Fizzle Fry.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown LIVE! to Feature James Jamerson, Jr.
Concerts & Tours

Standing in the Shadows of Motown LIVE! to Feature James Jamerson, Jr.

Just over ten years ago, the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown made its debut at the Apollo Theater in New York. The film’s detailed look into the musicians behind all of Motown’s hits reignited the passion for the era’s music and led to the Funk Brothers receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy. As just about any...

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass
Basses

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on bound maple neck with 21...

Gigging? Make a Reserve Tune List
I Wish I Knew That

Gigging? Make a Reserve Tune List

It’s 11:58, and you just finished a killer set. So much so that the crowd is clapping, fist pumping, raising their drinks in the air and collectively begging for one more song. The band members look around at one another and think, “yeah, this is awesome! But what are we gonna do???” You played through the set list and it...

Inside//Outside: Effervescent (Featured Reader Video Week)
Bass Videos

Inside//Outside: Effervescent (Featured Reader Video Week)

Bassist Adam Neely sent this awesome video of his band Inside//Outside playing his composition “Effervescent”. The Brooklyn-based 4-stringer describes the tune as odd-metered nu-jazz with a distorted trumpet solo, 8-bit drums, and (our favorite part) a bitcrushed bass solo that starts at the 2:05 mark. We describe it as awesome. Today’s video wraps up our Featured Reader Video Week, but...